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Rom Nain Malaysiakini Oct 8, 2012 After a couple of weeks or so of unrelenting inanity, enough to make me wax lyrical (well, almost) in this column, I thought of writing something nice, inoffensive, light-hearted even, this week. After all, two Malaysian court decisions this past week certainly gave many of us reason to cheer. The judgment for the five ex-ISA detainees in the illegal detention suit they brought against the regime, for one, must have been the perfect pick-me-up for many of us. The KL High Court found that the five had been detained unlawfully and in bad faith in 2001 and reportedly awarded them ‘RM15,000 each, for every day of their detention under Section 73 of the Internal Security Act, as well as RM30,000 each as aggravated damages’. Altogether, in the Oct 2 judgment, five former ISA detainess, then Reformasi activists, including the irrepressible Hisham...

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